Olevian Numismatic Rarities
1928-D Standing Liberty Quarter PCGS Certified MS64
The Standing Liberty quarter is a quintessential example of the “Renaissance” of American coinage. Released at the height of World War I, the obverse shows Lady Liberty facing right (towards the “Eastern” war), bearing an olive branch in her outstretched right arm and a shield in her left— representing a desire for peace but a distinct readiness for war. The reverse features an eagle in flight that is reminiscent of earlier classical U.S. coinage. Interestingly, this coin underwent a few design changes during its short 15-year production. Most notably, the original 1916 design featuring Lady Liberty with an exposed right breast was covered in chainmail armor by mid-1917. The precise reason for this abrupt modification is not entirely clear, but prevailing hypotheses include prudish public outcry over the exposed breast, requests by the United States Treasury, and symbolic incongruence— if Lady Liberty was ready for war, should she not be dressed for such occasion? Production continued through 1930, but no coins were issued in 1931 due to an unfortunate lack of need during the Great Depression. The design was replaced in 1932 by the Washington Quarter, which continues to grace our nation’s coinage today, albeit with modification. Offered here is a 1928 Type II Standing Liberty Quarter from the Denver mint in original mint-state condition. You will receive the unique coin shown in the photos housed in a plush-lined box with a certificate of authenticity. The condition of a coin is officially graded on a 70-point scale according to standards set forth by the American Numismatic Association. Grades under 60 represent circulated grades, while grades from 60 through 70 represent uncirculated, or “mint-state” grades. Very few, if any, older coins are known to exist in perfect MS70 grade. The coin offered for sale in this listing has been certified by one or more leading certification services so you can be confident in its authenticity and stated condition.
Product number: 195832
Price: $355.00 USD